Ex Edo Lawmaker,Agbaje Police escort vehicle crushes bike rider, passengers to death at Ikpeshi

…As mob beats policemen to death

A former Akoko Edo lawmaker, Hon. Agbaje Emmanuel’s convoy was involved in an accident that claimed the life of a motorcycle rider otherwise known as “Okada” and two other passengers at Ikpeshi in Akoko Edo Local Government Area

Eyewitnesses at the scene said the accident happened when one of the police escort vehicles in the convoy of the lawmaker, while in attempt not to hit an underaged person who ran across the road aimlessly rammed into the Okada rider .

In the process, the okada rider, along with the woman passenger and the child were crushed to death.

The gory scene of the lifeless bodies of the Okada rider and his two passengers was said to have infuriated Youths who descended on the police escorts

Sadly, the leader of the police escorts and a sergeant was beaten to a state of pulp and later died.

The angry youths were said to have attacked the vigilante office and destroyed its furniture, while threatening to deal with their members who tried to rescue the police officers.

A police source disclosed that the affected officers were from Police Mobile Force 19, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

“One Toyota Hilux van conveying 4 policemen namely Inspector Brownson Brown, Inspector Abubaka Fakkuk, Sergeant Taiye Ojiefo and Sergeant Elisha John, attached to Police Mobile Force 19 Port Harcourt were on escort duty with Hon Emmanuel Agbaje, a former Edo State House Assembly member was involved in an accident with a motorcycle conveying a woman and child by Ikpeshi community. In the process, the rider and passenger died on the spot and in reaction, angry youths attacked the policemen, beat Inspector Abubaka Fakku and Sergeant Elisha John to death while two others are receiving treatment at Ifejola hospital, Igarra,” he said.

The Edo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident on Sunday but said more details would be made available to the public in due time.

Reacting to the incident, the chairman, Akoko-Edo Local Government Council, Hon Tajudeen Alade, condemned the “dastardly act by the youths”, just as he commended the efforts of the vigilante to save the life of the policemen.

He said those involved would be brought to book and promised support for the twin sister of one of the occupants of the motorcycle.

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The bodies of the police escort and the other deceased were deposited at an unnamed hospital in Igarra

The Police authorities in Akoko Edo are said to have intensified their effort to arrest the murderers of the policeman

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